Munich International Airport, officially known as Franz Josef Strauß International Airport, is the second-busiest hub in Germany. Located about 17 miles (28km) northeast of central Munich, the facility is connected to the city by efficient public transport links, making it a convenient gateway to one of Germany's most interesting cities.
The airport is made up of two main terminals, connected by a tent-style structure that contains shops, restaurants and other business and recreation facilities. Munich Airport opened a new terminal in 2016. The airport is clean and modern, with efficient service and friendly staff. In fact, Munich International Airport has won Best European Airport several times.
The airport is situated 18 miles (29km) northeast of the centre of Munich.
Getting to the city
Frequent commuter trains run by day and most of the night to various Munich stations, including the main stations for connections to major European cities. The airport train station is just outside the terminals. Taxis are available, as are buses to many regional destinations and the main train station. It takes about 20 minutes by train and about 45 minutes by road to reach the city centre.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).
Tel: +49 (0)89 975 00. Flight Information: +49 (0)89 975 213 13.
Car hire companies represented include Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Budget and Sixt.
Taxis are available from both terminals. The journey time to the city centre is approximately 45 minutes.
Transfer between terminals
The Airport Shuttle Bus travels between the two terminals.
The airport has several restaurants and bars, duty-free and other shops, shower facilities and a pharmacy. ATMs and currency exchange desks are available in Arrivals and Departures.
Parking in airport lots costs between €1 and €4 for the first hour, up to about €20 per day. Long-term parking is cheapest in lots P41, P80 and P81. There are drop-off zones where parking is free for the first 10 minutes.
Free wifi is available in both terminals.
There are conference facilities for events and exhibitions in the Munich Airport Centre, and the Municon business service centre has 35 presentation rooms for up to 120 people. Additionally, there are six airline and two airport lounges that provide business services like phone, fax, printing and copy facilities, as well as internet-ready workstations.
Munich International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.